Florence Mahoney

 

 

Age: 103

 

Summary: health care advocate known for her relentless persistence that was the driving force behind the establishment of the National Institute of Health and National Institute on Aging, and who played a key role in the creation of the Medicare program in 1965.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: April 20, 1899

 

Died: November 29, 2002

 

Location: Washington, D.C.